Raising chickens...info/advice/help

Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:15 pm

Don't worry about mice or rats. Chickens are omnivores and will try to eat anything that doesn't try eat them.
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:16 pm

SWPaDon wrote:The chickens themselves don't, but the feed that is given to the chickens will as they never eat it all.


The level of vermin you will or will not have all depends on how you manage the chickens feed and other supplies. Kind of like how much coal ash escapes from your stove. :D
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:29 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:Don't worry about mice or rats. Chickens are omnivores and will try to eat anything that doesn't try eat them.

ONEDOLLAR wrote:The level of vermin you will or will not have all depends on how you manage the chickens feed and other supplies. Kind of like how much coal ash escapes from your stove.


:up: :clap:
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:39 pm

Carl is correct...i have seen a mouse that the chickens killed in the coop and they were eating it...l would have never believed it if I had not seen it.
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: tcalo On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:16 pm

Thanks for all the good info, I knew I can count on our great NEPA members for advice. I'll keep everyone posted!
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:09 pm

tcalo wrote:Thanks for all the good info, I knew I can count on our great NEPA members for advice. I'll keep everyone posted!

I didn't post on here about the gray squirrel that got in the chicken coop. The squirrel lived, but he lost a lot of blood and has never returned to my yard.
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:16 pm

SWPaDon wrote:
tcalo wrote:Thanks for all the good info, I knew I can count on our great NEPA members for advice. I'll keep everyone posted!

I didn't post on here about the gray squirrel that got in the chicken coop. The squirrel lived, but he lost a lot of blood and has never returned to my yard.



That's definitely an awesome story....i would have loved to witness that. :rofl: :rofl: :punk:
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:20 pm

I clipped the feathers on the left wing of my chickens this afternoon. No one has flown over the fence since.
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:53 pm

Around here they have to be kept totally enclosed. A fisher cat gets to them and will kill them all in one night.
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:02 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Around here they have to be kept totally enclosed. A fisher cat gets to them and will kill them all in one night.


I had to do some quick reading on the fisher cat, as I had never heard of them. I'm glad we don't have them in Ohio.
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:20 pm

We never had them in CT until the morons at DEEP decided it was an indigenous species and went north, brought some back and reintroduced them here. They reek havoc on pets and small animals. Nasty to look at and scary sounds in the woods like some one torturing children.
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:23 pm

coaledsweat wrote:We never had them in CT until the morons at DEEP decided it was an indigenous species and went north, brought some back and reintroduced them here. They reek havoc on pets and small animals. Nasty to look at and scary sounds in the woods like some one torturing children.


We'll see wooly mamoths soon ...
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:30 pm

I doubt wooly mamoths would eat someones cat. :)
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:53 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I doubt wooly mamoths would eat someones cat. :)

Yea, but they might like chickens........cause they finger lickin' good ;) :D
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Re: Raising chickens...info/advice/help

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:16 pm

Fisher Cats on The Cape...
Cleaned all the Koi out of the pond...
Creepy sounds out of them...
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